Join us for a day of learning more about sustainable farming!
Many people call the way we farm permaculture..others refer to it as in sync with nature, while others scratch their heads and say what the heck is going on over there?
If you have ever pulled a chicken pen through high grass, wondered about how to quickly and easily move a herd of cattle to a new paddock, are curious about ways that pigs can be used to clear under electric fence lines, or are interested in a home made piece of equipment that can be used as a Turkey Trotter, a chick brooder or a winter time cold frame, this day is for you.
Homer Walden, the farmer and mastermind behind Sunnyside Farm, spent years working on custom made production, protection and manufacturing devices. He has spent time building prototypes for a variety of applications using a variety of materials. His security clearance while working on products that are now circling the globe prohibit discussion of the exact details..but know that when he began farming, it was with an eye towards doing things simpler, cleaner, straight forward and at low cost. Using all off the shelf materials for his designs, he has made every moveable pen so simple to move than a 10 year old child can move it, and yet it can withstand strong winds.
On Saturday, October 22, we will offer a full day, hands on, build it day. Starting from scratch (including the construction of wheel jack) a versatile pen will be built. Homer will walk you step by step through the process and let you know the secrets of a one man farm that produces: 9 head of cattle, 10 pigs, 3,000 chickens, 200 laying hens, 150 turkeys and 1 acre of heirloom variety vegetables.
The cost for this day, including a book of plans, a light breakfast and a full lunch is $150. To be included in this day, and in the book of plans:
Construction of a turkey trotter/chick brooder/cold frame from beginning to end.
Plans for the turkey/trotter/chick brooder/cold frame
Plans for Cow Shade water/salt/mineral/kelp holder
Plans for Pulled Pork Hut
Plans for the Wheel Jack
We are the first farm in the world to receive Food Alliance Certification for our poultry. Please join us to learn how our poultry production earned this comprehensive and exhaustive certification. Our mobile pens are a good part of how Food Alliance Certification standards were achieved.
If you have questions, please contact Dru Peters, firstname.lastname@example.org
1865 York Road
Dover PA 17315
When & Where
Homer Walden runs Sunnyside Farm, a pasture based farm. Currently growing 9 head of cattle, 10 pigs, 1,890 chickens, 400 laying hens, 150 turkeys and 1 acre of open pollinated, heirloom variety vegetables as a one man operation. How does he do it? With innovative, off the shelf designs for pens, shade and wheel systems.